Get a head start on grad school at one of the world’s leading centers of global studies.

Diversify your undergraduate degree with a semester or year at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

The Middlebury Institute is a graduate school of Middlebury College. We welcome highly motivated undergraduate students to apply for “study away” at our campus in Monterey, California.

Take master’s level, career-focused courses for credit toward your bachelor’s degree. Benefit from the Middlebury hallmarks of small classes, individual attention, personalized and coordinated career and academic counseling, and valuable connections with international organizations. Learn from world-class faculty who teach the skills that drive positive change in this world.

If you return to the Institute for your master’s, your study away credits will also count toward your graduate degree, potentially accelerating completion to 12–18 months.


Why Study at the Middlebury Institute?

Advance Your Career

Your career and academic advising are integrated, so your courses will align with your career goals.

Gain Professional Experience

Be fully immersed in your field of interest.

Build Language Proficiency

Develop your intercultural competence and skills in a second language through content-based courses.

Learn Real Solutions for Today’s Real Challenges

Study Away: Get a head start on what’s next.

Inspired learning in an inspiring location.